Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume restaurant in Cumbria has retained its title as the country’s best eatery in the latest Good Food Guide to Britain’s top restaurants.
The restaurant, based in the historic village of Cartmel, was one of three to receive full marks along with The Fat Duck in Berkshire and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea.
Blumenthal’s restaurant achieved a top score for the seventh year in a row, longer than any other restaurant since the current rating system was adopted.
Five restaurants in the top 10 are based in London, including Hibiscus, Pollen Street Social, The Square, The Ledbury and Ramsay’s flagship site.
The guide is compiled by experts on public recommendations and covers pubs and cafes as well as restaurants. It will be officially released on September 8.